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Stash-Writer Hack

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Here is a little tutorial on how to access the good, old StashWriter in Eclipse.
Yep, it's still there, only well hidden.
Edit: I finally found the comment again that told me the trick. www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
Thank you so much BronzeHeart92 :hug:

For the record: All screenshots were made on 2021-01-07.

Please let me know what you think and whether it works for you :)
You don't have to cite me or link to me, if you use this. But I appreciate all faves, llamas and comments ;)

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Cyber-Kinetic's avatar

Omg this worked holy heck thank you :0

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

You're most welcome :) I'm glad it works for you :)

And thanx for :+fav: ing :)

RM-Keyblade-Mistress's avatar

Thank you! I thought I would've used my drafts or unused Sta.sh writer stuff in my Stash.

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

You're most welcome :)

I hope you make good use of this tutorial :typerhappy:

JeshuaMorbus's avatar

Saved and noted. Thanks for the advice.

Let's hope no one will correct it...

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

I'm glad you find it useful :)

And yes, let's hope sta.sh writer keeps working like that for a veeery long time.

ProximaCat's avatar

I was the original creator of the Stash Writer trick (as Katforce/PlatinumBeta). I've deleted the account last year for personal reasons, but now I've returned with a new account. =)

I also recreated the original tutorial:

Tutorial - Bringing Sta.sh Writer Back
DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

Oh, I didn't know. I dug through my notifications and found the comment from @BronzeHeart92 that first told me about this trick here: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/842170276/4847937279


Thanx for sharing :)

BronzeHeart92's avatar

Apparently that trick won't work anymore but I'll see if I can recreate it once more... And yeah, this layout still sucks. There was no reason to cut off access to the original dA layout like that. When even Reddit can manage the two versions side by side just fine, you really have to wonder...

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

Oh, it still works for me, if I include a single character in the .txt file. Even space is fine. At least it was working about 3 weeks ago. Haven't used it since then.

Yeah, I don't know why they scrapped a perfectly working feature like Stash.writer with the Eclipse design. New design, okay. But why take away so much functionality? I just don't get it :confused:

BronzeHeart92's avatar

Well, I just submitted the txt. file to the editor and I can use sta.sh writer once more. And yep, there's lots of things that eclipse has taken away from us like drag-n-drop favourites.

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

Good to know it's still working :)

Yeah Eclipse ... I guess, I can go on for hours complaining ... :(

BronzeHeart92's avatar

For some reason the guys running this site really wants you to use that more cumbersome editor for some reason...

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

Yeah. I don't really understand a lot of the stuff they're doing with Eclipse ....

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BrendaCarriere's avatar

Eclipse does exactly what it promises: it eclipses everything that worked well...


If you ever have a need to edit one of your old deviations or posts, the tag soup you show in the screen shot shouldn't be that hard to tame:


  1. Copy/paste the mess into an editor;

  2. Use the replace function to replace </font></font> and <p><font><font> with nothing;

  3. Use the replace function to replace </p> with a new line (not all editors can do this, so this may be a manual step -- I don't think notepad can, but all programmer's editors can and so can MS Word and LibreOffice Write);

  4. Enjoy your clean text.

FireDragon7000's avatar

Thanks for this! I hate the new Editor so much. Thanks again!

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

You're most welcome :)

Yeah, I know. The eclipse editor is just awful :( That's why I hardly write any journals and never use the Eclipse editor to upload literature deviations. I always do it like described in this tutorial :)

FireDragon7000's avatar

Du bist doch auch Deutsch, also warum in Englisch schreiben :P ?

Ganz ehrlich, Deviantart hat sich mit seinem Update sein eigenes Grab geschaufelt. Erinnerst du dich an das Vorschaubild in Storys? Gibt es nicht mehr! Alle meine Geschichten sind jetzt ohne Bild, es ist zum Kotzen. Das istr mir aber auch erst gestern aufgefallen, dass die alle weg sind. Genau wie der individuelle Tag am Rand des Thumbnails

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

Englisch ist auf dA so eine Angewohnheit von mir ;)

Ja, für Schreiber ist es seit Eclipse echt deutlich schwieriger geworden. Keine Ahnung, was dA damit bezweckt oder ob es ihnen überhaupt bewusst ist :shrug:

Klar, an das Vorschaubild erinnere ich mich noch gut, genauso wie an das Literature-Tag am Rand, obwohl ich beides nie benutzt habe. Schade, dass sie es einfach so abgeschafft haben. Ich hoffe, sie führen das wieder ein. Aber bisher sieht es nicht so aus, als wenn sie viele Sachen für die Autoren hier tun würden :(

Für PDFs muss man verrückterweise in Vorschaubild hochladen. Also habe ich einen Screenshot von der ersten Seite des PDFs hier gemacht und als Vorschaubild genommen. Hm naja, das war schon okay, obwohl ich mir das eigentlich sparen wollte ...

FireDragon7000's avatar

PDF kommt bei mir nicht in die Tüte und ehrlicherweise lese ich mir die PDF Geschichten auch nicht durch. Damals habe ich DA gewählt eben weil man die Geschichten direkt im Browser oder der App lesen konnte, ohne als downloaden zu müssen.


Und leider reagiert der Support überhaupt nicht auf Anfragen die gegen Eclipse gehen. Auch nicht auf Verbesserungsvorschläge oder Bitten aus dem alten System. Habe es 2x versucht und nie Antworten erhalten.

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

Hm, die Autoren hier scheinen denen wohl ziemlich egal zu sein .... :(

Ich hatte mal was angemerkt zu Journals in Gruppen. Darauf habe ich zwar keine Antworten bekommen, aber irgendwann ging es so, wie ich es wollte. Eclipse ist für Texte ziemlich mistig, und daran wird sich wohl leider auch nicht so schnell was ändern :(

Roesavlon's avatar

This is very informative thank you

DuchesseOfDusk's avatar

You're most welcome. I hope it works out for you :)

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